Desk shortage forces people to get creative about their workspaces

Here’s where people are going to find desks and how others are making do with what they have amid a shortage of desks.
2:18 | 09/30/20

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Transcript for Desk shortage forces people to get creative about their workspaces
Now we were talking about desk shortage making working and learning from home even more challenging like you need that. Becky Worley has tips, though, on finding one or making what you have work. Good morning, Becky. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Yeah, whether it's kids sprawled out on the kitchen table or grown-ups throwing a plank up on sawhorses like I have here, this desk shortage is making some desperate to make their work spaces work. The lowly desk is suddenly a hot commodity. Why? Millions of skids learning from home and the realization that remote work for us adults is here for awhile. These Philadelphia shoppers sounding a lit desperate. When I started looking at a budget store, things were out of stock. I'm still waiting for it to come. It was supposed to be here it's been a month. Back to school has been challenging in so many ways not the least of which is to find the right supply, different from prior years. Instead of crayons it's desks. Reporter: Searches for the term kids' desk rose 3,783% and computer desk is up 257% on Amazon meanwhile sales of desks up 283% from last year. So while back orders and price increases have left desk purchasers bent, the necessity created quite a few makeshift setups. A sewing machine table and homemade work space made with 2x4s and press board and the ironing board, a dog crate and my own box base standing desk. Getting it done, whatever it takes. No matter what your setup don't forget the ergonomics so the table height should be at about your elbows. Need to put a cushion in your chair that's fine. If you can get the laptop up at eye level and use external keyboard and mouse and support your wrists when typing, especially important for kids this. Is just making it work. Everybody is doing like you are with your crew. All right, thank you, Becky.

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